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The Fifth Element

A movie directed by Luc Besson

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One of the best Bruce Willis films I have ever seen

  • Nov 24, 2001
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+5
This movie was a bit of a surprise to me. When I saw it for the first time in the theater I wasn't expecting all that much, but man was I wrong! The movie is based on the idea that every few thousand years or so the ultimate evil awakens and tries to wipe out all life in the universe. The only defense against it is a weapon built by an ancient race and (coincidentally) stored on earth. The weapon is the Fifth Element. The other four basic elements are fire, water, earth and air. The Fifth Element also turns out to be not an object but a very beautiful girl. Chris Tucker also stars in this movie, and while others have reviewed his character as annoying, I must say it was very well done and funny! The whole movie has a look and feel almost of a sci-fi/music video. The sound track has an awesome feel to it, and the actors move well within it. Over all out of the hundreds of movies I have seen in my days, I would have to rank this one in the top ten. If you haven't seen it yet, be prepared to watch it again and again, because you won't want it to end.

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A visual feast combining ancient mysticism, cyberpunk sensibilities, flamboyant entertainment personalities, and gun-toting alien mercenaries. In the 23rd century, Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis), an ex-special forces agent who now practices as a down-and-out cabbie, finds himself caught in a struggle to defy a prophesied Evil from destroying the Earth when a mysterious woman (Milla Jovovich) falls into the back seat of his cab. Pursued by both the government and a powerful magnate enlisted by the forces of Evil (Gary Oldman), the woman is the key to Earth's salvation, known only as the Fifth Element. This was French auteur Besson's first offering with Hollywood backing. Academy Award Nomination: Best Sound Effects Editing.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman, Ian Holms, Chris Tucker, Lee Evans, Charlie Creed-Miles, Brion James, Luke Perry
Director:  Luc Besson
Writer:  Luc Besson
1997
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Director: Luc Besson
Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Release Date: May 9, 1997
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Screen Writer: Luc Besson
Runtime: 2hr 6min
Studio: Columbia Pictures, Gaumont
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